Monday, February 21, 2011

A Pleasant Surprise

I am a big fan of Tasha Tudor books, videos, anything! I have recently been collecting as many of her books as I can. I especially wanted to find a copy of Becky's Christmas, but alas, when I looked on, I realized that they were rare, and the ones listed I just couldn't afford. Today, my dear friend Barbara, at the College, gave me her copy. I am shocked...stunned even. She said she had bought it used from a school library a few years ago, and that she didn't want it anymore, and wanted me to have it. I am so thrilled. It was the last Tasha Tudor book that I was hoping to get ahold of. Although there are many more out there, I have found a copy of the ones I especially like. Thank you Barbara. Your kindness with always be remembered!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Little Quilt

Happy Valentine's Day!! It is not a day I choose to celebrate, but thought I'd show a small "challenge" quilt I made from some FatQuarters I got at walmart. The Challenge is from SmallQuiltTalk, a Yahoo group and it measures 16 & 1/2 inches square. Click to make bigger, if you wish. The coffee cup came from a dear friend of mine a couple of years ago.

Friday, February 11, 2011

February Sock

I have finished the "plain vanilla" socks for February Stash Sock group. I used Happy Feet yarn by Plymouth and size 3 needles. I have really been trying to get back into knitting socks because I have a large stash of sock yarn, but the truth is I HATE KNITTING SOCKS!!! I have to force myself to work on them. I'd rather be doing most anything rather than knitting socks, well, maybe not ironing. Guess I'm just burned out on socks, probably permanently. I have GOT to find another use for sock yarn, any suggestions (other than small shawls)?